#VALT2014 Reviews:


"It is so much more than a show of alternative fashion/music/art. It is a celebration of how unique each of us are and an environment that encourages us to embrace that uniqueness fully. Kudos on another fabulous year!"

~ Marilyn Wilson, #VALT2014 Review Olio by Marilyn




 "An amazing journey through art, live music, poetry, fashion, performance, dance and much more to stimulate our body and soul in the theme of change.  We saw some very edgy designs, some with frayed edges, in models of every type of body, hair colour and expression."

~ Alice Zhou, #VALT2014 Review for Hello Vancity




"Each year VALT celebrates the odd, the quirky and the fantastical. Designers work closely with their MUAH teams behind the scenes to make their runways exciting, startling, highly entertaining and sometimes downright disturbing! But then that is the draw isn’t it?

Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend has something for everyone with a keen imagination and provides a few days of respite from the consumer oriented fast fashion media onslaught that we endure on a day to day basis."

~ Helen Siwak, #VALT2014 Review for Vancouver Vogue




“Vancouver is alternative” was a chant that could be heard from the audience on the first night of VALT – Vancouver’s Alternative Fashion Weekend.  The weekend, held at the end of November, celebrated wearable art with a number of local designers showcasing unique collections. Other art forms on display were dance performances, abstract films, live music and paintings."

~ Jill Adams, #VALT2014 Review for FAJO Magazine




"VALT prides itself on representing a different type of fashion event that is much more community-based and embracing of all types of individuals.  In line with this philosophy, they cast models representing a wide spectrum of looks to have their moment in the spotlight, while also showing the audience that clothes don’t only look fabulous on one body type."

~ Aurora Chan, #VALT2014 Review for Style By Fire




"VALT takes the art of Fashion to another level. In its third year, this event is making its mark more than ever.  Following the themes of reVolution, eVolution and reVelation, this year leaves lots of room for artistic creativity."

~ Megan Renaud, #VALT2014 Review for 604 Now




"This was my first time at VALT and I highly recommend it! The theme was Vicissitudes: revolution, evolution, revelation and it was certainly all of those. Held at the Maritime Labour Centre, this was an event packed evening, one of 3, plus another evening of mix and mingle and introductions."

~ Colleen Tsoukalas, #VALT2014 Review for Clothes Line Finds




"Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end] is back for the third year in a row at the Maritime Labour Centre on Nov. 21-23. With appearances from designers, visual artists, filmmakers, musical acts and performers, the show is about more than just fashion."

~ Anja Konjicanin, #VALT2014 Review for Vancouver Observer